Simple Felt Christmas Ornament
December 13, 2011 in Projects
Last week I shared images from my Deep Sea Tree that I had decorated with the ornaments and tree topper that I’d sewn last year. This year I went with a new woodland theme. I haven’t finished all of my ornaments yet, but I thought I’d share one of the ornament patterns I created in case you wanted to make a few of your own. Felt ornaments sew up incredibly quickly and are surprisingly versatile. You could make a handful of ornaments to give away as a hostess gift for a holiday party, stitch a name on the center and use it as a gift tag, or enlarge the pattern slightly and leave the ribbon off if you want to use them as coasters. The possibilities are endless!
Begin by downloading the pattern, assembling your materials and cutting out your pieces.
Layout the pieces as shown below (top brown piece not shown), pin into place and then stitch a 5/8 seam along the inside of the dark brown felt. With the ornament stitched together, use your pinking shears to trim only the outside edge of the ornament being careful to leave your ribbon intact.
It should look like this:
Now stitch or glue on the bead eye and sequin nose and you’re done!
If you make some be sure to post pics, I’d love to see them!